Leigh Perkins, the man who bought a small New England outdoors company and helped turn it into the Orvis we know today, is 90 years old.
But you’d never know it.
The short film above is more than just a tribute to Perkins—it’s an homage to fathers and grandfathers everywhere who instill the love for fishing and the outdoors into all of us. Perkins is still fly fishing and wingshooting, and he’s clearly inspired his children and grandchildren to carry forth the company’s cultural commitment to conservation and getting people outdoors.
Here’s to Leigh … and fathers and grandfathers everywhere who led us to the outdoors and let us discover them. Thank you.
— Chris Hunt